Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'm a Semifinalist in the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays!

Wow. Remember that screenwriting thing I was doing? Went to the Act One Program a couple years ago and stuff? I'm still plugging along on that and guess what. The screenplay I wrote last year and entered in the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays competition is a semifinalist!

My screenplay is titled Daemon. You can see my name on the list at Kairos Prize. There are 55 semifinalists this year. Last year there were 60.

Finalists will be announced at the beginning of February on the web site, so I'm guessing that will be early next week. I'm not sure how many finalists there will be. Last year there were twelve.

Winners will be awarded at the 21st Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Awards and Report to the Entertainment Industry on February 15th, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Can you believe it? My head is still spinning. Pinching myself to make sure it is real. I'm not sure. Maybe I've been sucked into some crazy movie from Hollywood. I wonder what's going to happens next...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Deliver Me book is FREE this weekend - Commemorating "Sanctity of Human Life Sunday"

Great news for lovers of the Deliver Me book! Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy is now available for Amazon's Kindle! To celebrate, and to commemorate "Sanctity of Human Life Sunday" which is Sunday January 20th, we've made Deliver Me free for Kindle users through Sunday.
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Get your FREE e-book copy of Deliver Me now through Sunday here: Deliver Me on Kindle
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Special note: We're working to get Deliver Me in Amazon's "Look Inside the Book" program. Right now the new Kindle version of Deliver Me has linked to the print version, and so if you "Look Inside the Book" on either the Kindle or the print version, you will see the Kindle version. It is all the same words -- the same great stories, information, and resources, but the Kindle version does not have all the beautiful graphics. Once the print version appears in "Look Inside the Book," you'll be able to see all that beautiful formatting -- exactly like it is in the printed book. The files we sent for the print version should catch up soon (hopefully!), but until then no matter which version you ask to look into, you will be looking inside the Kindle version.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NEWS! Dianne's Script Makes Semifinalist List at the Kairos Prize for Spriritually Uplifting Screenplays

Incredible news! I'm so very pleased to announce that my entry into the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays has made the semifinalist list!

You can see the Semi-Finalist list for the 8th annual Kairos Prize.

Finalists will be announced at the beginning of February on the web site, so we can check back at the beginning of February for further information.

Winners will be awarded at the 21st Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Awards and Report to the Entertainment Industry on February 15th, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is huge.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Grandparenting book wins Book of the Year!

THANK YOU! You did it. Grandparenting Through Obstacles won "Book of the Year" at The Book Club Network, and I owe it to you who voted. (Even if you didn't vote I'm grateful for your support!)
You can see the announcement, here in Book Fun Magazine on pages 66-67. To get to the announcement, click the right arrow at the top twice to flip a few pages to the Table of Contents on page 5, then look for the "Book of the Year Results are Announced," third item down on the far right side.

While you're on that page you can read about the results in the Letter from the Editing Manager on page 4. He talks about the contest about two thirds the way down the middle column.

He has some real interesting things to say which YOU INFLUENCED! He says he was surprised that they had the largest voter turn out in their history and more votes were cast for nonfiction than for fiction. That's because of YOU!! It was you who voted for our fist place nonfiction book, so it had to be you guys who did this! As a result he says they will be paying much more attention to nonfiction from now on, which is music to this nonfiction writer's ears. That helps me in the future, too. You did this and I can't thank you enough.

There's more great news on the announcement page. If you click on the "Book of the Year Results are Announced" in the Table of Contents it will take you to the first page of that article. Click the right arrow once to turn the page and you'll see our book and my picture along with my coauthor, Renee.
Just under the book's title, it says our book won "with 28.67% of the votes. An overwhelming lead!" That's more than 10% more than the second place book. Again you did this!

If you'd like to see the book, it is here on Amazon: and here on BarnesandNoble.com. It's also on Nook and Kindle.

Again, thank you so, so much for making this happen!